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Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

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2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
515-266-4466
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Ever!

We regularly go to Latin King - dinner or lunch and are never disappointed. Try the anti-pasta appetizer! A knock out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2012
Mona B
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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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Urbandale, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I had the "Canoli" and it was "tasteless" added to that a BUG came out of hiding and was crawling up the wall next to my husband...probably won't go back

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illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Food was ok. Service great in bar, but not as good in restaurant. Only positive is it was near fairground.

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Bloomington, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

At best the food was okay. Iceberg lettuce salads, Wonderbread basket and penne pasta in some type of cream sauce without a taste of garlic. Frankly, Olive Garden is better..and I usually don't go to chain places

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is an old-school Des Moines staple, located not too far from the state fairgrounds. Though the outside of the building is unassuming, the interior is charming in an Americanized-Italian village way. Not all that different from the atmosphere at the Olive Garden, just without the music. It's usually packed, so in terms of a romantic date full of quiet... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We regularly go to Latin King - dinner or lunch and are never disappointed. Try the anti-pasta appetizer! A knock out!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

If you're in the mood for Itialian, I can think of no better place in the Des Moines metro to sit down and eat than Latin King. Their Chicken Spedini is a must. Lot's of great other entree choices and their appetizers are great. There's a lot of "run of the mill" italian places around, this one has a unique... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The food was amazing, Wait staff was perfect. The only complaints I had was the parking and we had to wait 45 minutes passed out reservation.

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Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We always enjoy eating at Latin King. My favorite is their chicken spiedini. Yum! The service is excellent. This is a great choice for a night out!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

The chicken spiedini and raspberry gelato are great. Other than that it's chef boy-ar-dee all the way. Mushy (wonder style) white bread instead of a good hearty italian bread, Americanized red gravy instead of a nice spicy tasty tomato gravy.

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Key West, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We have been eating here for years. There is always great service and great food at the Latin King. I like the pasta trio and the wife likes the ravioli. They have a great feature here if you order a bottle of wine and don’t finish, they have a sealable bag so you can take home the unused portion without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-266-4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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